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Terry Joseph, Gary Brown not candidates for Kentucky DB coaching job, per report

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

As Mark Stoops continues his search for a new secondary coach, it looks like two candidates for it are now out of the running.

According to Jon Hale of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Texas A&M secondary coach Terry Joseph is not a candidate for UK in that same role, and neither is former South Carolina assistant Gary Brown. It sounds like Brown was never a viable candidate, whereas Joseph may have been,

Despite multiple reports linking Texas A&M secondary coach Terry Joseph to the open Kentucky defensive backs position, a source confirmed to The Courier-Journal Tuesday morning Joseph is not currently a candidate for the job and has not been interviewed for the position.

Former South Carolina defensive backs coach Grady Brown, who was tied to the job by after driving to Lexington to campaign for the position, is also no longer in the running for the job, according to the source.

Not long after Derrick Ansley left for Alabama to be their secondary coach, Brown reportedly drove to Lexington to interview for the job on his own dime, but it looks like Stoops isn't considering him for the secondary coaching job.

As for Joseph, there was contact between he and UK, but it's unclear as to how far it got before talks broke off as UK now continues its search for a new coach for the defensive backs. He may have simply been using UK as leverage to get a raise at A&M, or UK may have simply passed on pursuing him further. Stoops has several quality coaches in his